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Strasburg

approx. 5,400 inhabitants

Master shoemaker Otto Wegener didn't stick to his last, as the proverb suggested he should. In his leisure time Wegener built a special clock: face, works and case are made exclusively of straw. Though the clock no longer functions today, it is, however, on display in the Museum.

Strasburg
Photo: Stadt Strasburg

On a bicycle ride around Strasburg, you will experience the diversity of the landscape formed by the last Ice Age: mighty erratic blocks, peaceful marshland and clear finger lakes. Would you like to hear a deer? During the rutting season the sound of belling stags can be heard throughout the hilly landscape of the Brohmer Berge Nature Reserve. If you come across a dam wall near Strasburg, you are not mistaken. You are at the most northern reservoir in Germany.

Historical facts

The town of Strasburg was laid out by the Pomeranian Duke Barnim I in the 13th century. Due to its location in the region where three states meet, namely Mecklenburg - Pomerania - Brandenburg, Strasburg was often a disputed town and changed its sovereign many times. After the Prenzlau Peace Treaty in 1479, the Brandenburgs finally ruled Strasburg. The peaceful years allowed Strasburg to grow. Even some coins were minted.

The Thirty Years' War brought death and devastation to Strasburg: Only ten percent of the population survived. In the year 1681 the town burnt down completely. After Huguenots had settled in Strasburg, the town slowly began to recover.

During the World War II more than half of Strasburg was destroyed.


Touristeninformation Strasburg
Pfarrstr. 22 a
17335 Strasburg

phone: 039753-22584
fax: 039753-20046
e-mail: touristeninfo-strasburg@t-online.de
Internet: www.strasburg.de

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